FC7 user dead

Kam Leo kam.leo at gmail.com
Fri Jun 8 04:42:04 UTC 2007

On 6/7/07, Joe Barnett <joe.barnett at mr72.com> wrote:
> Perry Myers wrote:
> > Antonio,
> >
> > I've seen this happen as well, and it wasn't disk related for me either.  What I did find though was that there was a correlation between having esd enabled and the locking up on login.
> >
> > Try editing:
> > .gconf/desktop/gnome/sound/%gconf.xml
> >
> > in the user's home directory (from either root or a console login) and set event_sounds and enable_esd to false.  They try logging in again.
> >
> > If this works please let me know...
> >
> > Perry
> >
> > antonio montagnani wrote:
> >> 2007/6/7, mack <mack.sessoms at gmail.com>:
> >>> in this situation, i usually log in as root and go after everything in
> >>> /tmp
> >>> that has the non-working userid in the file or directory name, log out
> >>> root,
> >>> try to log back in as user
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >> what is strange is that if I log as root I find many processes still
> >> running under the sleeping user (i.e.gam_server, esd,
> >> bonobo-activation-server, nautilus)
> >>
> >> And after logging out from that user also the session closure window
> >> freezes and the only way to log out is by Ctrl+Alt+Backspace!!!
> >>
> >> Maybe the only way is to delete the user and re-create it, using all
> >> backup files..
> >>
> >
> I, too, have been experiencing similar problems.  Bad enough to make
> Fedora 7 unusable.  I can get in and out of X two or three times
> before it becomes unusable.  Even then, it might take two or three
> attempts to "startx" before a usable desktop appears.
> After those first few times, X/Gnome simply will not complete it's
> startup -- usually hanging with only the background image visible
> (in this case, the default Fedora 7 desktop image).
> CTRL+ALT+BCKSPACE usually gets me out.
> I started with an upgrade from Core 6, then cleaned out my entire
> home dir, then finally did a completely fresh install.  All times
> the same thing happens.
> All the while I *can* get into X as root, though an occasional
> CTRL+ALT+BKSPACE is needed to get out.
> I have tried with and without sound enabled, with and without
> livna's kmod-nvidia*, and with varying levels of customization to my
> desktop.  Each time it is the same.
> (*On a side note, this is the first release in quite some time which
> works on this machine without kmod-nvidia.)
> Otherwise, the machine is responsive, so if I cannot
> CTRL+ALT+BKSPACE out of X/Gnome, I can ssh from another machine and
> at least perform a relatively clean shutdown.
> Windows, Ubuntu, and OpenBSD operate on this machine without issue,
> as did Core 6.  It has been so long since I have had to debug
> something like this that I can barely remember where to find logs
> and such.  Nothing in /var/log contains anything which would
> indicate a problem with X/Gnome, is there another location where
> such logs might be kept?
> What to know about this machine?  AMD Athlon 64 4000+ (2.4GHz),
> 1.5GB RAM, nVidia sound (onboard stuff), nVidia 7600GT video.
> Plenty of space on the machine, including some 60GB free space on
> the /home partition.
> Anyone else dealing with something like this?
> Thanks,
> Joe

Whose display driver are you using?

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